Does anyone else remember when Trump made changes in the Syria plan? Trump faced constant questions about his actions of removing troops. While I was not sure of the plan, we at The Liberty Loft made the decision to write about the basics until the complete story became clear. That time is now.
When Trump made the decision to remove the approximately 50 troops out of Syria, a lot of people questioned the decision. Obviously, you expect the Democrats to be critical, but the criticism came from both sides of the aisle. Trump stood tall in his decision and took the criticism.
Sen. Lindsey Graham was very critical of President Trump, openly questioning the decision. After Trump explained his DMZ plan, Graham supported the President’s move. It has not stopped the media attacks of Trump having strengthened ISIS or weakening the US. The only questions that were left in my mind were what role do we play and can we keep Russia from flexing their muscle in the area.
Trump confirmed on Sunday morning that US Armed Forces had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. Immediately, the media went into reporting and criticizing the move. More on that in a moment. Reports also indicate that the ISIS spokesman was also killed in additional strikes on Sunday.
After the events of the weekend, we can honestly say that President Trump was right in his decisions in Syria. As I mentioned, it did not stop the media from attacking him and the actions, however. First, the Washington Post was quick to call the dead ISIS leader a religious scholar, rather than a terrorist. While this should be sickening enough, it wasn’t all.
Jake Tapper spoke about President Trump’s statements saying he worried about ISIS gaining strength again. I can assure Tapper of one thing, as long as we have a leader like President Trump, he will take care of ISIS. Then there were the Democrats, who were critical of Trump for not notifying them.
Officials report that Trump did not notify Democrats for fear of leaks about the operations. Trump has had issues with leaks as part of his administration. It’s understandable that he would not want to notify Democrats to prevent leaks. Democrats still took issue and went on the media circuit on Sunday to express their frustrations with their lack of knowing about the operation.
As I mentioned before, Trump was right. The moves in Syria proved to be valuable. Our military experts took charge and care of two high value ISIS targets in Syria. Democrats can be upset. The media can criticize. In the end, President Trump is proving himself a leader and made a quality decision.
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